When Trump first announced, I thought he’d be an amusing sideshow/clownshow, but I also thought, ok, guess it’s good to know if were a nation of petty, narcissistic, racist assholes (or used car salesmen).
Turns out, no, but not by nearly the majority I thought (might be a bit more than that if we really did have universal suffrage, but..).
Did Trump get a pretty big boost from an idiot media that ignored or downplayed his massive and obvious lack of qualifications to do much of anything besides cheat at golf? Yeah, hell yeah.
Ironically, DJT benefitted from, of all things, fake news: the HRC email nothing burger, the utter lack of any reporting on his glaringly obvious ties to global criminal syndicates or his being a convenient full-service laundromat for mobbed up cash, the focus on personalities over actual issues, etc., etc….
But he also benefitted from a large number of shitheels being out there.
Like horror movie villains, mold, and other pests, they won’t go away.
Trump is their guy–they like that he behaves like the oldest obnoxious 12 year old on earth.
They like that he’s petty, racist, sexist, and stupid.
They like that he once cashed a 13 cent check.
And while they fell in love with this orange…thing…the rest of the GOP’s fallen in line.
Guess we’re going to find out how the vapid, corporate press spins it. “Opinions differ on fascism”-?